Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties and the city of Kingston will have two public meetings on Oct. 9 with Kingston homeowners whose homes sustained damage during the June 10 tornado/straight-line winds.
Ralph M. Perrey, Tennessee Housing Development Agency executive director, will be at the first meeting, from 10 a.m. to noon in Kingston City Hall at 900 Waterford Place.
Another meeting, from 4 to 6 p.m., will be in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.
Statistics released recently by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services indicate the number of suicides by veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.
“Sadly, our brave men and women who once served in uniform may struggle with thoughts of suicide and thoughts of giving up,” said Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney.
Attorney, Amelia Crotwell of Elder Law of East Tennessee will present a program on advanced directives, living wills and other estate-planning documents during the Oct. 16 Thursday Night at the Library program.
The program will start at 6 p.m. in Kingston Public Library at 1004 Bradford Way.
Those planning to attend are asked to preregister by calling Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Services at 354-0450, Ext. 228
Crotwell will also discuss qualifying for public benefits and preserving assets.
Charles Connor, author and founder of the Harriette Austin Writing Program and the Harriette Austin Writing Conference at the University of Georgia, will conduct an all-day writing workshop on “The Self-Publishing Process.”
The workshop, “Where and How to Do It: eBooks, Print and Audio,” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Anderson County United Way office at 161 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge. The event is the fall workshop of the Tennessee Mountain Writers.